School of Media Arts & Design
The MSUM School of Media Arts & Design faculty and students are linked by a common focus on the creation and analysis of media that powerfully affects their chosen audience. Located within a Liberal Arts curriculum, a rigorous education is offered in the areas of film and video production, digital imaging processes, motion graphics, and the critical analysis of visual mediums. Using the latest industry equipment and software prepares students for a successful career in the media arts and design field.
Our award-winning School of Media Arts and Design faculty have an ideal combination of industry and teaching experience. They’ve been in your shoes and will work with you to ensure you find success in your film endeavors.
The School of Media Arts and Design helps you compile an extensive reel of work that showcases your skills and will help you land an excellent career.
You’ll stand out from other job applicants with a degree from the School of Media Arts and Design. Employers appreciate graduates who have experience with both visual design and technical applications.
Learn by doing at MSUM. Join a student organization, live and learn with others in your major, find internships, and build your portfolio. All will help you succeed here and after graduation.
MSUM students take home ADDY awardsMSUM graphic design and film students were recognized at the 2023 North Dakota American Advertising Federation's (AAF-ND) Awards show on Feb. 24, 2023.
Student Juried Art Show – Jan. 30-Mar. 2 (Reception Feb. 2)Registrations Due: Online at mnstate.edu/tickets – 11:59 p.m. Wed., Jan. 25 Drop Off: At the Art Gallery – 12-1 p.m. Fri., Jan. 27 Juror: Jonathan Rutter, executive director and curator of the Rourke Art Gallery and Museum Exhibition Dates: Jan. 30-March 2Reception: 4:30-7 p.m. Thurs., Feb. 2Entry fee: $6 for one artwork; $10 for two artworks; $12 for three artworks. […]
Calling All Artists: Red Weather Now Accepting Writing and ArtSubmissions are now open for Red Weather’s 40th print issue. Submit your original work: prose, poetry, visual art. Now accepting videos, sounds, games, music, and more! Open to all MSUM students, faculty staff, and alumni between November 1st and December 16th Submission link: https://redweather.submittable.com/submit
Film professor and three students present at MPCA/ACA conferenceSchool of Media Arts & Design faculty, Tony Adah, led three film students to the Midwest Popular Culture/American Culture Association Conference in Chicago (Oct 14-16) to present their academic research. Tony’s paper was titled, Indigenous Cinema and the Environment: Reading Indigenous Films with TIK (Traditional Indigenous Knowledge), Carter Aakhus’ paper was “The Outback Gothic Horror Films and Australian Cinema,” Abigale […]
BFA 1 Exhibition and Oct. 20 ReceptionVisit the MSUM School of Art and Roland Dille Center for the Arts BFA 1 Exhibition from October 17 through November 10. A reception will take place on Thursday, October 20 from 4:30 -7 p.m. Attending the reception supports graduating BFA students by providing them with an audience for their work. Refreshments will be provided, and it is not necessary […]
MSUM’s School of Media Arts and Design offers ways to enhance your degree outside of the classroom with student organizations, internships and more.
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